Marjorie C. Luesebrink

M.D. Coverley is the pen name for Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink. Her full-length novel, Califia (2000), is available on CD-ROM from Eastgate Systems. Her novel, Egypt: The Book of Going Forth by Day, was published in 2006. A selection of Web hypermedia short stories, Fingerprints on Digital Glass, is available on her website. Coverley's current work-in-progress is "Tin Towns and Other Excel Fictions," a series of narratives constructed with spreadsheets. "The 2015 Fukushima Pinup Calendar" is part of this collection. Coverley's web short stories and essays have appeared in The Iowa Review Web, BeeHive, Artifacts, Cauldron & Net, The Blue Moon Review, Riding the Meridian, Salt Hill, New River, Currents in Electronic Literacy, Bunk, Poems That Go, Enterzone, The Salt River Review, Aileron, Blast 5 (Alt X Publications), Room Without Walls, and frAme. She also produced the online and real time collaborative drama “M is for Nottingham?” for the 2002 trAce Incubation Convention. She is a board member of the Electronic Literature Organization. For more information, visit http://califia.us/.

One + One = Zero – Vanishing Text in Electronic Literature

2014-04-05

In “One + One = Zero,” Marjorie C. Luesebrink discusses “fleeting” messages and their implications for electronic literature. Beginning with a discussion of the popular social media app, Snapchat, Luesebrink considers a series of works of electronic literature that employ tropes of vanishing and inaccessibility to represent forgetfulness, limited perception, and the challenges posed by dynamic environments for contemporary readers. After tracing a path through two decades of digital practice, Luesebrink points to a future in which the vanishing text will continue to be a relevant site for literary innovation.

Of Tea Cozy and Link

2001-01-10

Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink performs an autopsy on the hypertextual corpse.